Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a Koala Sanctuary situated close to the city of Brisbane in Australia. The Koala sanctuary was founded in 1927 making it the world's oldest, it covers 44 acres of the Brisbane suburb of Fig Tree Pocket. The site is quite open and contains kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and reptiles amongst other animals. The Koalas are the main focus and people can have photos holding the koalas at a cost which goes to help research and funding of new enclosures.
Lone Pine is approximately 12 km from Brisbane city centre which is a 15-minute drive. Buses also run to the sanctuary from Brisbane, take the 430 from Queen Street Station or 445 from Adelaide St. The Mirimar boat cruise leaves the Cultural Centre Pontoon in Southbank at 10 am daily. The pontoon is located on the boardwalk outside of the State Library. The cruise takes about 75 mins. It arrives at Lone Pine at around 11:15 am and departs for the city at 2:15 pm. The cruise takes in the city and landscape on its way to the sanctuary.
Opening Times and Admission
The sanctuary is open daily, from 9am-5pm. Adult entry is set at 35$, with children entering for 22$ and student and senior entry prices set at 24$, family discount tickets are available. Photos with the koalas are sold at 20$.